ANTOINE PHILLIPPON & JACQUELINE LECOQ
Antoine Phillippon (1930 - 1995) and Jacqueline Lecoq (b. 1932) were among the masters of the Union des artistes modernes (UAM). Their furniture reflects the materials and industrial solutions of their time, as well as the economy of means practiced by Jean Prouvé; using contemporary materials and industrial techniques to design quality products at economical prices. At first they met resistance, but they continued to insist on creating uncompromising pieces that combined function and art, and this style was soon accepted by young people who wanted modern but timeless furniture.